Amazing Arthropods

Arthropod Dissection Pre-Ap Biology 3/14/14- Nima Desai 6th

Arthropod Song

Learn a little about arthropod with this song. Song based on Katy Perry's "Firework"
"Baby, You're an Arthropod!" Song about insects, crustaceans, arachnids & more by Lucas Miller


The objective is to learn about the external anatomy of an arthropods. Also focus on the structures, and functions of the exoskeleton. Students will also understand the ecological role of the arthropods in the ecosystem.

Arthropod Background

The genus and species name for the crayfish is Cambarus robustus. Crayfish can be found in any body of fresh water that isn't over polluted. This includes streams, rivers, lakes, ponds, and sometimes even water-filled ditches. Their four pairs of walking legs help them walk fast. Surprisingly, they are not capable of swimming but they use their tails to rapidly propel themselves forwards and backwards through the water.

The genus and species name for the grasshopper is Stethophyma gracile. Grasshoppers eat plants and grass. Birds, lizards, spiders, and rodents eat grasshoppers. Grasshoppers can be found in the U.S.. Grasshoppers have two pairs of wings and conspicuous eyes.

Arthropods are invertebrate animals that have an exoskeleton, a segmented body, and joint appendages.

The Skeletal System On The Outside

In arthropods the skeletal system, called the exoskeleton, is on the outside. The exoskeleton of crayfish is made of chitin, which is responsible for making the shells hard. The shells of crustaceans grow underneath the existing one. This process takes about two to four days. The shell also provides support for the muscles and joints. Grasshoppers have a three part body: a head, a thorax, and an abdomen. The exoskeleton is divided into sections with flexible joints that allow movement more easily. The skeletal system in arthropods works closely with the digestive system because if it wasn't for the exoskeleton, the arthropod would not get food. The digestive system requires the food to be chewed, which is what the mouth does.
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Grasshopper Systems

Look at all the systems of the Grasshopper Virtually

Arthropod Games

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